It is the last semi-final, and three of the remaining chefs are in close competition for a place in finals week. They are sent to cook at one of the UK's most famous restaurants, home of renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE, where they meet long-serving executive head chef Gary Jones. Gary shows the professionals how to make his own unique lobster dish, before letting them explore the restaurant's two-acre gardens to collect fresh produce with which to create their own personalised version of Gary's dish. The three chefs are then made responsible for one of Le Manoir's dishes during a packed lunchtime service, in a bid to prove they have what it take to work as chefs at the very highest level. Finally, the chefs return to the MasterChef kitchen to cook against each other, creating a two-course menu to be judged by Monica, Marcus and Gregg.
Aired: 14 Dec 2017